Fiji Bitter
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.

Fiji BitterFiji Bitter
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From:
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
 
Australia
Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #130
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
73
Ranked #27,331
Avg:
2.9 | pDev: 18.97%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
29
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 17, 2023
Added:
Sep 08, 2001
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  2
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

3.04/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe (£2.89):
Pale, clear amber with caramel tinges & a 1.5cm, foamy head that's white with a few bubbles on the surface. The nose is malty with a sweet caramel backing & some toffee. The taste is similar, some bread malts & sweet grain thrown in too but otherwise the same. It's light-medium with a smooth feel & a solid sweetness throughout; slightly better than expected.
Jul 17, 2023
 
Rated: 3.22 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Apr 21, 2018
 
Rated: 2.53 by hopnerd from Australia

Apr 30, 2016
 
Rated: 2.5 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

Jan 17, 2015
 
Rated: 2.33 by Luweezy from Pennsylvania

Dec 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.48 by Beezone from California

Dec 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Breeza from Australia

Nov 30, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by simplejj81 from Wisconsin

Oct 24, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by NorCalAussie from California

Oct 15, 2014
 
Rated: 2.25 by BuddhaBrowett from Sweden

Jul 05, 2014
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Reviewed by soulcougher from Pennsylvania

2.26/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Put it this way, it's drinkable if it is the only thing around.
I was on a tiny island in Fiji back in 1999 and Fiji Bitter was all they had at the hostel.
At first I didn't like it but after a few hours it didn't really matter.
I got used to it and fun was had by all who was also drinking it.
Jun 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.44 by ZachT from Canada (BC)

Apr 02, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by Exeter from Canada (AB)

Mar 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by schnarr84 from Canada (AB)

Feb 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by benloho from Utah

Jan 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Griffith from Connecticut

Jan 18, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Mtadder from Nevada

Dec 27, 2013
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.07/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5
375ml stubbie bottle. Why the hell isn't this brewery represented on its own on this site? This is Fiji, not bloody Oz.

This beer pours a clear pale golden amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, and loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves some decently thorough sudsy webbed lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of crackery pale malt, a separate grainy mustiness, a touch of plastic/metallic astringency, generic green vegetables, and further herbal, dead grass hops. The taste is sharp grainy pale malt, a mild cooked veggies essence, more isolated metallic notes, a hint of underlying corn pithiness, and bland earthy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is incredibly low and ineffectual, the body medium-light in weight, yet strongly clammy in what would normally pass for smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the lingering corn and barley malt sort of battling it out to the end for my affection.

While it is duly interesting to come across a brew from such a far-flung destination, one which I have not yet had the opportunity to visit, this is hardly worthy of repeat consumption, given its many deficiencies, except, perhaps, if you're stranded somewhere bereft of anything craft beer oriented.
Dec 11, 2013
 
Rated: 2.75 by magpieken from Australia

Aug 06, 2013
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Reviewed by soju6 from Missouri

2.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
A: Pours a clear light yellow color with a small white head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma is a bit musty, with some malt sweetness and some grain.

T: taste has some hops crispness, malt sweetness and a bit of grain. Mild bitterness and has a fairly clean finish.

F: Light body, a bit crisp and refreshing.

O: Not a lot here. Beer that goes well with hot, humid weather.
Jun 04, 2013